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Grateful Dead Live at Uptown Theater on 1978-01-31

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Grateful Dead Live at Uptown Theater on 1978-01-31

Set 1:
d1t01 - Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
d1t02 - Passenger
d1t03 - Tennessee Jed
d1t04 - El Paso
d1t05 - Candyman
d1t06 - New Minglewood Blues
d1t07 - They Love Each Other
d1t08 - Let It Grow

Set 2:
d2t01 - Scarlet Begonias ->
d2t02 - Fire On The Mountain
d2t03 - Samson And Delilah
d3t01 - Terrapin Station ->
d3t02 - Playing In The Band ->
d3t03 - Drums -> Space ->
d3t04 - Black Peter ->
d3t05 - Truckin' ->
d3t06 - Good Lovin'

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Uptown Theater
Location Chicago, IL

Source SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat -> CD -> FLAC
Taped by Audio disks from Jim Wise
Transferred by Charlie Miller


-- Candyman patched from AUD>Cm>Reel>CD using Samplitude.


Reviewer: BabylonDon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 7, 2016
Subject: Pretty rare...
For Phil to be singing in this era.
Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 31, 2016
Subject: Shall we call it by a name...
Reviews all over the place on this show?
how much star candy to dole out?
Set 1
-Very nice Half-Step!
Passenger-a Phil heavy tune.
Jerry has it going on -tonight!
(I like Donna is working tonight)
Tenn Jed-This song is rough on Garcia's voice.
played this pretty regularly so far in 78.
El Paso- good. Jerry prominent towards end
Candyman- Ouch! sounds like a few of my old tapes.
Minglewood- When is this not a rowdy rocker!
T.L.E.O.-Jerry got raspi-ness going. well played.
Let it Grow- unusual intro, riff on that strumming
Wow about 6.30 in Garcia goes for it in a big way.
Just took my breath away. Got my attention.
Good set with strong opener and stronger closer, perhaps a tad short for 78 but closes on a HIGH!!!
Set 2
Scarlet >Fire- good jams,enjoy Donna moaning low
SAMSON & DELILAH-very nice! they are groovin!
P.I.T.B>-very intricate,very Phil,very Weir,JERRY!
Mini----- Drumz > Space,
B. Peter>This is an intense Black Peter!!!
(Lengthier than original versions of 1970)
Intro into Truckin is excellent / Sweet!!!
Truckin> Good Lovin' (That's a nifty double shot.)
Sounded like they were almost going to do a Playin' reprise but it's Good Lovin'
Always get that La Bamba vibe/ flashback!
Donna a large part of this show.
Second Set- great stacked tune selection
-IMHO-in top 5 of January 1978
Reviewer: Niass200 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 7, 2016
Subject: Yes, show is...and The Candyman Patch doesnt have Johnson speaking
Whatever, top ten, this show is so good its bad.
Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 5, 2013
Subject: Scarlet Begonias
If this is in your top ten you degrade all your reviews from previous years. There are ten better shows from each year between 1968-1974 at the very least and more like 50 from 1972, for example.

However, this is a decent show from a year that had potential. Between Minglewood and Terrapin I was neither bored nor thrilled.
Reviewer: micah6vs8 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 16, 2013
Subject: Incredible Sound Q
Worth the stars just for that. (To be super picky there is some diginoise during LIG.)

They Love Each Other through Playing In The Band is very good GD.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 1, 2012
Subject: Unbelievable.
Easily one of my 10 favorite shows.
Reviewer: uptown78 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 5, 2011
Subject: First show ever
I just started to listen to the GD channel on XM and heard about this site... instantly, I wanted to hear the first show I ever went to... it was this 1/31/78 show at the uptown. great memories and a great show!
Reviewer: falomarcdawg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 23, 2011
Subject: Philin it up!
This is a wonderful representation of the Greatful Dead. You can hear the patience that can only come from playing night after night to an auidience of one.
Reviewer: egg whyte - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 1, 2011
Subject: Better Than Expected
This show was surprisingly good (I don't particularly like 1978 as a whole), and a lot of the songs that sounded best to me are not songs that I'm terribly interested in hearing all of the time.

For instance, Minglewood really smoked, and Keith sounded interested in playing. Ditto for They Love Each Other. The Scarlet/Fire (which is a typical favorite), while not the best ever, was high-quality throughout. Even Good Lovin at the end was fun to listen to.

I'd recommend this show if you aren't looking for a way out-there vibe, but just some good songs well played.
Reviewer: jakester76 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 1, 2011
Subject: This show is HOTT!!!!
Crystal clear sound. Superb playin'.
Highlights for this head are:
Tenn Jed
Reviewer: myhungryhippo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2009
Subject: 2nd set lights the fire
phils up in the mix, love donna shows they make the S>F transfer buttery smooth
Reviewer: JackStraw77 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 21, 2009
Subject: Uptown
Superb Scarlet>Fire! Great show all around.
January '78 was a good month!
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 24, 2009
Subject: 1-31-78
Exellent both in performance and sound quality. Thanks Charlie.
Reviewer: Folkhippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 29, 2009
Subject: In the shadow of the moon...
Another great show from early '78. The January shows are particularly good and they lead up to the great performances of 2/3 and 2/5 of that year. A bright and focused sound throughout, especially during Terrapin Station. I wouldn't go without any show from Jan. '78.
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